For more information on the five dimensions of personality
McCrae, R. R., & Costa, P. T. (1987) Validation of the
five-factor model of personality across instruments and
observers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,
McCrae, R. R., & Costa, P. T. (1997) Personality trait
structure as a human universal. American Psychologist,
McCrae, R. R. & John, O. P. (1992). An introduction to the
five-factor model and its applications. Journal of
Personality, 60, 175–215.
For more information on stress and personality see:
Besser, A., & Scheckelford, T. K. (2007). Mediation of the
effects of the big five personality dimensions on negative mood and
confirmed affective expectations by perceived situational stress: A
quasi-field study of vacationers. Personality and
Individual Differences, 42(7), 1333-1346.
Lee-Baggley, D., Preece, M., & DeLongis, A. (2005). Coping
with interpersonal stress: Role of Big Five traits. Journal
of Personality 73(5), 1141-1180.
For additional self-care assessments and materials on these and
related topics go to the University at Buffalo’s Counseling